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Last updated: 6 january, 2010 - 15:34 GMT

Egypt 1974 - Extra time replay

The final between Zambia and Zaire (Congo Democratic Republic) was the first that failed to produce a winner after normal and extra time.

A penalty shootout would have easily settled the tie on the 12th March 1974. But the lottery of the shootout was avoided and Caf decided that there will be a replay two days later.

Zambia along with Mauritius were newcomers to the Nations Cup, but the Zambian KK Eleven were certainly no pushovers at the time in the continent.

Zaire thought they had the first game all wrapped up after the competition's top scorer Ndaye Mulamba made it 2-1 in the 117th minute only for Sinyangwe to equalise in the last minute of extra-time. In fact, Zambia had taken a first-half lead.

Two days later, however, the Leopards of Zaire triumphed 2-0 thanks again to striker Ndaye, who finished with nine goals - a total record unequalled in any tournament.

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